leio-

word-forming element meaning "smooth," from Greek leio-, comb. form of leios "smooth." E.g. leiotrichy "condition of having straight, lank hair" (1924).


Nearby words

  1. leila,
  2. leiner's disease,
  3. leinsdorf,
  4. leinsdorf, erich,
  5. leinster,
  6. leiodermia,
  7. leiomyofibroma,
  8. leiomyoma,
  9. leiomyosarcoma,
  10. leipoa

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper


Medicine definitions for leio-

leio-

pref.

Smooth:leiodermia.

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